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Veloz Webinar — Ensuring Reliability in Public EV Charging

April 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

A perceived lack of reliable public electric vehicle charging coupled with range anxiety rank among the top three barriers to EV adoption.

This next Veloz webinar on April 14 starting at 10 am (PT) will focus on how best to overcome these key barriers, asking important questions such as:

  • What practical solutions can ensure reliable, accessible and affordable public EV charging?
  • How will solutions affect companies that already provide EV charging?
  • How will new state and federal programs affect public EV charging?

As a foundation for the webinar, we’ve compiled a brief fact sheet, which contains relevant background information regarding public EV charging. You can download the fact sheet here or by clicking below.

Webinar Speakers

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Spotlight

Patricia Monahan

Commissioner

California Energy Commission

In April 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Patty Monahan to be one of the five commissioners on the California Energy Commission. She serves in the Energy Commission’s Science/Engineering position and is the lead commissioner on transportation. She has dedicated her career toward advancing clean energy technologies and cutting harmful pollution, with a focus on equity. Before joining the Energy Commission, she served as the transportation program director at the Energy Foundation, where she guided campaigns across the United States that advanced electric transportation and more efficient vehicles. She worked for the Union of Concerned Scientists in several roles, including director of the California office and deputy director of clean vehicles. She also worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and several energy-related consulting firms.

Commissioner Monahan received a bachelor of science degree from UC Berkeley and holds a master’s degree in energy analysis and policy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Speaker

Kameale Terry

Co-Founder and CEO

ChargerHelp!

Kameale Terry is the Co-Founder and CEO of ChargerHelp, Inc. an app that enables on-demand repair of electric vehicle charging stations. As the former Director of Programs at EV Connect, an electric vehicle charge station network provider, Kameale structured and led teams to execute electric vehicle infrastructure projects and programs in the United States, Australia, and Canada for commercial and government entities. Her most notable projects include the Electrify America – Phase One Program, the Southern California Edison Charge Ready Pilot, and the New York Power Authority portfolio.

Prior to this role Kameale created, hired, and oversaw the Customer Experience Department at EV Connect, by partnering with the Southbay Workforce Investment Board to employ candidates from the local community. As a South Central Los Angeles native, Kameale believes that an equitable green economy can be achieved through impactful workforce development and realignment.

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Speaker

Drew Bennett

Executive Vice President of Operations

Volta Charging

Drew Bennett oversees the site design, installation and construction of Volta’s charging stations, as well as manages supply chain and field operations. He primarily focuses on the continued growth and quality of the company’s extensive EV charging network in the United States.

Bennett brings more than a decade of experience working in various EV, clean energy, and climate-related capacities. While at Tesla, he managed daily operations of the company’s global charging business, including customer experience, product launches and product innovation workflows. He was responsible for customer revenue, product functionality, energy supply contracts and construction streamlining.

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Speaker

Thomas Ashley

Vice President, Policy & Market Development

Shell Recharge Solutions

Thomas Ashley, Vice President of Policy & Market Development, leads Shell Recharge Solutions regulatory and policy work and supports efforts to expand connectivity between electric vehicles and the grid. Tom is also working to grow EV equity through stakeholder partnerships, and exploring synergies in the fleet and car/ride sharing space. Tom has extensive experience in clean energy and transportation policy and planning.

Prior to joining Shell Recharge Solutions (then Greenlots), he served as the Director of Utility and Regulatory Affairs at PlugShare, where he focused on the policy frameworks necessary for vehicle-grid integration, and has consulted for the Electric Drive Transportation Association. He has also worked for numerous government bodies, including the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Office of Energy and Environmental Industries of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, the Vermont Department of Public Service’s Energy Efficiency Division, and the California Public Utilities Commission.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts – Fine Arts from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor and Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.

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Speaker

Dan O’Shea

Vice President of Business Development

ABB E-Mobiliity, Inc.

Dan O’Shea serves as the Vice President of Business Development for ABB E-Mobility Inc in the US. For over a decade he has worked in the EV Infrastructure market, going back to 2010 with the EV Project. He’s held prior roles at ChargePoint, as well as working as an independent EV charging consultant. He joined ABB in 2018.

Prior to working in the EV space, Dan managed advertising, sales, and business development in the radio industry over a 25-year career in NYC, LA, and Seattle. He recently spoke on the InsideEV podcast as an industry expert on the future of charging infrastructure.

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Moderator

Munni Krishna

Strategic Partnerships Director

Veloz

Munni Krishna is the Strategic Partnerships Director for Veloz. She is leading Veloz’s ambitious new strategic phase of revenue growth to realize the full potential of current members, expand Veloz’s membership base and build new relationships and funding partnerships in philanthropy.

Previously, Munni has worked in the electric vehicle industry for a decade, developing partnerships with local government entities, building electric highways throughout California, and most recently in a global business development role for electric vehicle manufacturers. Throughout her career, she has partnered with state entities to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles and access to charging for all Californians.

Munni holds a BA in English Literature from UC Santa Barbara. She is a proud Bay Area resident and has driven electric since 2015.

Details

Date:
April 14, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:15 am
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Veloz